Racism Impact on Children (Part 1)

We often think of racism as a societal issue.  In addition, racism directly negatively impacts children's health.  How can we talk about racism with children?  What about structural or institutional racism?  What is the best approach to discuss racial protests with children at different ages?  In this episode we welcom [...]

By |2020-07-06T14:29:19+00:00July 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

Throwing Some Shade–A Discussion of Sun Safety

Sun exposure and sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer.  That's why it's important to protect the skin of children from harmful UV rays.  In this episode we discuss choosing the right sunscreen, how to apply it effectively, why to avoid tanning beds, the importance of sunglasses, how to treat sunburn and some ways [...]

By |2020-06-22T14:18:31+00:00June 22, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 17 June 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about disease due to the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss major developments this week including the current status of the pandemic, how easing social distancing has impacted cases, how Black Americans are disproportionately affected, and the su [...]

By |2020-06-17T20:14:51+00:00June 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

Adverse Childhood Experiences Explained

Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress are extremely common. Two out of every three people experience one or more traumatic early life event. These events have been shown to increase the risk of many medical conditions including cancer, heart disease and early death. By identifying risk early, and working to bu [...]

By |2020-05-25T15:14:07+00:00May 25, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 21 May 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about disease due to the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss major developments this week including whether the stay at home social distancing has had much effect, is it safe to open up and will this result in a  2nd wave of infections, the early r [...]

By |2020-05-22T03:27:19+00:00May 22, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 6 May 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about disease due to the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss major developments this week including new research in the news reporting viral mutations and the implications for immunity and vaccine development, what to expect when schools reopen, re [...]

By |2020-05-12T16:27:25+00:00May 6, 2020|Uncategorized|

Seizures & Epilepsy in Children

Seizures are the most common brain disorder seen in children. In this podcast, we discuss epilepsy, febrile seizures and seizure mimics. We explore what causes seizures, how seizures are evaluated and treated, and what we can do to ensure the safety and optimal development of all kids with seizures. This episode writte [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:11:03+00:00April 27, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 22 April 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We discuss major developments this week including the effects of re-opening businesses and lifting some of the social distancing measures, why there might be a severe second wave of illness in the coming Fall and Winter, recent s [...]

By |2020-04-23T17:35:33+00:00April 23, 2020|Uncategorized|